One thing to keep in mind is that the way mattress warranties work, is that if the mattress gets stained or soiled in any way, the warranty is voided. So, if you spill a cup of coffee on your bed and it stains your mattress, the warranty is now voided. This is because of health issues related to bedding and the way the laws work. It’s completely ridiculous, but it’s how the manufacturers have been able to set them up.
Mattress warranties are typically a combination of a non-prorated and prorated terms. So, in a hypothetical 15-year limited warranty example, the first 10 years might be non-prorated, and the next 5 years prorated. During the first 10 years, you wouldn’t have to pay anything out of pocket if your mattress were defective. After the first 10 years, you would have to pay a percentage to have it replaced any time during the next 5 years, with the percentage increasing each additional year until year 15.
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This is why it’s critical that you protect your mattress from the very beginning with a stain-proof mattress protector. A good protector will not only protect your mattress warranty, but it will prevent mold, mildew, dust mites and other allergens. .
Moreover, different manufacturers offer different mattress warranties, and you should check with the manufacturer of your mattress for product-specific information.